Hello-Hello! It’s been a while since I posted something and I thought It’s time to loop you in. Thus, I will try to update you with read, write and listen life.
Well, well, well! Life is going and I am trying to see the best and the positive in every little thing. An adventure is not easy. The life of a hero is full of obstacles that need to be overcome. So, with my ragged metaphorical hero costume and cape, I am trying to save my day, to be my own hero.
If you follow me on social media, you know I’ve been active and what I’ve been doing. Slightly. But at least, I did not go into hibernation. I read, wrote, listened, and watched some good stuff.
First, I read a plethora of books and comics and I plan to read even more. Thank goodness for the existence of audiobooks. For some of them I pan to write reviews. I have written a few of them on paper already. (The grammar, man! It’s killing me. ^^’) So expect reviews to drop off like cats and dogs. Although, I am debating if I should write a review for all of them… Decisions. Decisions.
I should see what I am going to do. There are a few ideas in my mind I would like to try including how to improve the blog. It’s a long and tedious process.
Besides working on book reviews, I also wrote a couple of lines here and there. Real life is full of inspirational sources especially when is accompanied by good music. I have lots of ideas but there are two main stories I am focusing on. One is a fantasy and the other is a contemporary. Sometimes, I debate if I should write or not considering that I got my inspiration from real people and events in my life. Then I say, “F it! It’s a work of fiction.”
Listen. Music. Well, I breath music. It’s the thing that makes my bones move. I will start to do new Music Madness picks soon so stay tuned. (See what I did there? Wink!)
In addition to my bookish life, I watched movies and TV Shows, visited Europe, and tried learning French all over again.
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Hello-Hello! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted one of these. The same old excuse: I had to pull out from the closet my superhero cape because of reality. “You gotta do what you gotta do,” they say. “Who are they,” you ask. Let’s call it pop culture.
The good news is that I had time for reading books. That means, I have a few reviews planned. Everything is on paper as of right now. So stay tuned for that!
Yes, I am old fashioned like that. I prefer to write ideas first then type them in word. My brain feels fully engaged that way.
As many of you know, it is the Nanowrimo season. A lot of authors and people I know use this opportunity to write their books. For more details, you can click on the word because I attached the link for the website.
This week’s song is for all the writers out there. Writing is difficult. It is time consuming and puts your brain in difficult situations such as writer’s block. And despite all that, You create new worlds for us, readers, to escape.
Thank you for your stories and keep doing a brilliant work!
Without further ado:
Ellie Goulding – Don’t Need NobodyListen it on repeat!
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Hello-Hello! It is time for another post, a book tag. I’ve been tagged by the wonderful blogger, Abi, from What Makes A Good Book. If you are curious what her answers were, just be kind and click on the link. 😉The creator of this book tag is ReadLikeWildfire from YouTube.Let The Book Tag Begin…!1. Have you ever re-gifted a book that you’ve been given?I rarely receive actual physical books from people but the ones I did receive… No, I have not re-gifted any of them from what I remember.2. Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?This goes into technicalities territory. I said that to books I was currently reading or books I did not finish reading. I’ve done this mostly for school books like most people in this world. ^^’ Sorry, professors! Although, I did read some of the content and researched the heck out of that said book’s content. Thank you, Google!3. Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?Guilty as charged. Hey, don’t judge! It was around the time when I was a kid and I did not give a dime about books. Yes, I was a kid who did not like to read because it was too boring for my kid hyped brain. An exception to the rule were the W.i.t.c.h. comic books.Now, I want to rectify my kid mistakes as much as possible. 😀4. Have you ever read a series out of order?I guess so. It mostly happened with [romance] books that were part of huge series but each book could be read as a standalone.5. Have you ever spoiled a book for anyone?
Yes. I know. I know. I know. Fire and damnation. “Shame! Shame! Shame!” “Dishonor on you! Dishonor on your cow!”
It was one time by mistake when I was talking with my desk-mate about Anna Karenina’s ending and someone,who was not done with the book, overheard us. And other times, I spoiled books for my friend(s) who wanted to know the ending. Yes, I ask for permission! So… In your face, judgmental readers!But, please, ask for permission to spoil books. And, hey, mistakes happens.
Most of the things I spoiled were for myself. I spoiled books, movies, and TV shows to myself…
6. Have you ever doggy eared a book?
Yes. I did that a lot when I was younger or when books did not want to cooperate. Do you know how hard it is to read a book that does not want to stay open? Very. Even dangerous, I can say. It is like playing with one of those bear traps. When you least expect it, CLAP! Your hand and face are injured. You see dancing stars. Plus, the page number is lost. And then you cry, not because of the pain, but because you did not remember what chapter you were reading. Then, you cry some more while trying to find the last sentence read. Sadly, you end up rereading a good junk of the chapter (or even the book) you were at and cry of frustration. Oh! And that is nothing compared to the time when it happens to read a spoiler while searching for your spot then you scream. The book screams. Your mom screams at you asking why you are screaming. Then your pet screams in terror. Then the Earth screams together with the entire universe and so on and so forth… Lastly, you ask the universe what you did to deserve such destiny.
I am telling ya! It’s a whole drama.
7. Have you ever told someone you do not own a book when you do?
No, I do not think so. Rarely happens for someone to ask if I own a book and if she/he can borrow it. But when it does happen… I try to suggest other options like the library and OverDrive or to insist on the part where “You should take care of my baby book or else…” >]
8. Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?
Yes, in the past when I thought that some books I read are going to make people judge me. Little did I know, people judged me anyway.
9. Have you ever skipped a chapter or a section of a book?
Yes. Mostly school books when only some sections were required to read. Or, I either scan and skipped some sections/chapters in favor of their summaries on the internet. I am usually not a big fan of classic/old works (except some ancient writings). Plus, as a busy student like myself you have to give something up if you want to be able to have all your homework done. [Sorry, professor(s)!
10. Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually like?
Yes, just because I like a book that does not mean I have to loose my critical eye. [wink]
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Hello-Hello! I am here to write another random post because all my life (so far) I felt a lot of pressure from the phrase “blond/e with blue eyes” from people around me, mass media and, finally, books. When I was little, I always had a grudge against “blonds with blue eyes” even though they did not do anything to hurt me. I was just sick and tired about this over glorification of these recessive traits. “Blond/e with blue eyes” were represented as the holly grail of looks in the society I lived my first years of my life. In my child’s mind, it was not fair – pun intended – because the majority of people I saw, including myself, did not possess such looks… And on top of that, they were beautiful despite having dark hair (shades of black/brown) and dark eyes or green.I was even more puzzled when people will go to hell and back to dye their hair yellow – ups – blond.This so called grudge of mine – although, it was more of a frustration really – did not take long.“Why,” you ask.Because of (and Thank God for that):
All of these made me realize that it was not the blond girl’s or blue-eyed boy’s fault for being considered standards of beauty. They were victims – even though they got the better end of the stick, kidding – of pop culture just like myself. They were not to blame. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. And pop culture is to blame. It pushes innocents like my child self into a negative zone of hatred and discrimination.Oh! I forgot to tell you. It hurt even more when people would bring religion into play and say that even angels were/are “blond with blue eyes.” If you live in a religious country/community you can understand how this affected a child. “Oh, look! Even the All Mighty prefers blonds with blue eyes! Not cool! Not cool!” I was feeling inferior for a moment thenI am glad I was able to overcome this society induced aversion against “blond/e with blue eyes.” People are more than just looks. From my own experiences, I learned to accept, like, and love the humans in my life regardless of looks.Even though I did not have the urge to make the face below and stick my tongue out anymore, I still have metaphorical scars in a good and bad ways.Because of this:I decided to never – as in longer than a 24 hour period – dye my hair unless I have grey/white hair and I want to have my natural hair color again. From time to time I still find myself thinking, “Why are people changing their hair color? What’s wrong with natural?” And weirdly, I get this immediate negative feeling while reading a book when is revealed that the main character is either blond/e or blond/e with blue eyes. And it gets even worse when the author keeps rubbing it in my face. It is an involuntary reaction which makes me roll my eyes and reimagine that character the WAY I want.The reverse happens when rarely – in my opinion, I did not read all the books in the universe – I found a book with a protagonist – especially female – who has dark eyes and brown hair. That explains why I loved Twilight so much!We need more representation in this world. Stereotypes have a bad influence on innocents’ minds especially during development. Saying that one thing is beautiful than another one… Not helping. I am sure that my “blond/e with blue eye” example is not the only one causing the similar problems.In case it was not clear, I have nothing against blond hair and blue eyes. I, myself – I feel the need to emphasize ME – though of a couple of blond/e with blue eyes people attractive. And if it happens to posses one or both of these traits my dear reader, do not feel guilty or insulted. That was not my intention. Now, I find it ridiculous to ever have a grudge against a few alleles. 😀Remember, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!
my mother and her side of the family. We all – most of us – have dark complexions (hair and eye and sometimes skin too) and did not glorified these traits;
my brain, which kind of blends in with my home education or brain development ignorance, who – who or which… Ok, grey area… no intentional pun intended pun… and now I am just playing with words… – discarded the looks and analyzed a person as a whole, body and personality;
a Romanian tradition, which consists of cutting sections of a toddler’s hair and keeping it for the rest of ones life, I discovered I was once too a blonde just like in those epic description in the books;
last but not least, my childhood friends and some family members who possessed both or just one of these two traits and were normal nice human beings.